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What Is the Best Rated Lawn Fertilizer?

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Wondering what is the best rated lawn fertilizer? Look no further than Jonathan Green for a comprehensive selection of products that will transform every aspect of your lawn and help it thrive like never before.

Jonathan Green has specialized in beautiful lawns since 1881. Six generations of the family have worked to perfect our genetically superior grass seed and our family of lawn and soil care products.

By following our revolutionary New American Lawn Care Plan, caring for your lawn will be easier than ever. You will learn how to address the root of any lawn problems, instead of merely battling symptoms such as weeds and insects. Our goal is to feed your lawn AND your soil to help you grow a beautiful Black Beauty® lawn.

About Lawn Fertilizers

Fertilizers are designed to supplement plant growth when the soil does not provide sufficient nutrients for optimal growth.  Different plants have different requirements, so we offer many different formulas based on the N-P-K numbers on the bag (e.g., 21-0-3). 

The first number is Nitrogen (N), which is needed for “green” growth. The second number is Phosphorous (P), which encourages strong root growth. And the third number is Potassium (K), which helps supply disease resistance and contributes to overall plant health.

Lawns need to be fed during the peak growing months from spring through fall to look their best.  Applying fertilizer once or twice a year is not enough to have a healthy good-looking lawn.  Lawns like to be fed three to four times a year based on the type of fertilizer you are using.  The first feeding of the season in spring is important because it brings your lawn out of winter dormancy.   

If you typically find crabgrass in your lawn, use Veri-Green Crabgrass Preventer plus Lawn Fertilizer to help prevent this problem.  Sometimes it is best to delay this application until late spring to gain better control over summer-germinating crabgrass.  Be sure to feed your lawn again before summer arrives with Veri-Green Weed & Feed Lawn Fertilizer.  Early fall and late fall feedings with Winter Survival Fall Lawn Fertilizer will also help improve your lawn’s health and growth.

You will have some leeway in how much fertilizer you apply to your lawn, but too much nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium can negatively affect grass growth and contribute to ground water contamination and algae blooms in rivers, lakes, and bay areas. The over-application of nitrogen alone can burn existing grass blades and shock or kill the plant.

Always keep in mind that grass plants can only absorb and utilize certain amounts of nutrients, so more does not mean better! A buildup of nutrients in the soil does no good for the plant, the soil, or water quality, eventually the excess fertilizer leaches into the ground water which causes pollution.

When you are looking for the best rated lawn fertilizer, visit us online at JonathanGreen.com. We have an entire online training academy dedicated to teaching homeowners how to grow a great lawn and keep it looking healthy year after year. Your nearest local independent home and garden retail store is another excellent source for lawn care advice.

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